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A Simple White Shirt – Part Five

Living in Perth, Western Australia in my late teens, one day, in the public Conversation Room at the language school where I attended my English classes, I met Linda, a lady who was also from Taiwan. We clicked straight away and became very good friends. Between 37 and 18, yes, Linda and I had a […]

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Throwback The ’90s – The Carwash Pleat Dress

‘Carwash Pleat Dress’?? What a weird and unflattering name for a fashion style! Well, perhaps not so strange after all for those of us who have been to the drive-through car wash service… Remember the multi-slit-curtain hanging down to wipe over the car? Yes! You get the picture! That’s where the name of this slit […]

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Throwback The ’90s – The Oversized Blazer

Just when I get used to wearing the fitted blazer and have donated almost all my ’90s oversized blazers to charity.., these big; slouchy blazers have made a comeback! Unlike the ’80s – think of Joan Collins and Grace Jones’ power-shouldered power suits – the ’90s oversized blazer was more laid back and clean-lined. What […]

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Throwback The ’90s – Underwear As Outerwear

Interestingly, this is one of my preferred fashion trends from the ’90s. I remember that underwear of any kind, from the satin nightgowns; silk robes; bras and/or corsets as tops; slip dresses with bra’s straps to boxer shorts… Basically, any form of undergarment had become a fashionable trend when wearing as our outerwear during the […]

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Throwback The ’90s – Berry Lips And The Choker Necklace

There was a Chanel make up advertising picture in the ’90s (see the image below) which hugely inspired me back at the time. The model had straight dark hair – middle parted (as you do in the ’90s); she wore a white shirt and the black blazer… The colour of her berry lips popped from […]